TWO WORLDS APART – ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INTRAPRENEUSHIP
Why not do a personal analysis on yourself, know what you are good at and harness it into making you better. The goal of every endeavour you desire should be you getting the best out of it.
There is this misconception by most of us Africans that; one is not fulfilled until you are your own boss i.e. an entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur is very fantastic, no doubt! The questions we should now ask ourselves are:
- Can everyone be an entrepreneur?
- Do you have the right attitude to succeed at being an entrepreneur?
- Do you have the financial and the managerial requirements needed? and so on.
You may be working for someone and still achieve the good things of life even more than entrepreneurs. The bottom line is basically your investment, decisions and tactfulness.
Investopedia defines Entrepreneur an individual who, rather than working as an employee, founds and runs a small business, assuming all the risks and rewards of the venture. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services and business/or procedures.
It also defines Intrapreneur as an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a large firm, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities. Intrapreneurs are usually employees within a company who are assigned to work on a special idea or project, and they are instructed to develop the project like an entrepreneur would. Intrapreneurs usually have the resources and capabilities at their disposal.
Therefore, you don’t necessarily need to have your own business to change the world, you could still work under someone and find fulfillment as well as your welfare being settled for life.
Do not let the band wagon effect have a torn on you!